When I first started toying with the idea of homeschooling I really wasn’t sure how The Husband would respond. I really expected him to scoff at the idea (and in some ways, I hoped that he would). But when I finally brought it up to him as a possibility he surprised me by being completely on board. And throughout our homeschool journey, he has been very supportive and encouraging.
But, it turns out, not everyone has that experience. In fact, I have a couple of friends whose husbands have balked at the idea. Their concerns have been everything from socialization, missed sports opportunities, concern about the educational value, and ultimately, the mental health of Mom being home all day with the little ones.
So, what does a mom say to her spouse? How can she help him let go of his preconceived notions about homeschooling and be a team player in this new adventure?